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Chambers of Edward Denehan
9 Stone Buildings


Leading Silks

Peter Shaw QC - 9 Stone BuildingsHe is extremely bright and fully understands the commercial backdrop to the insolvency market which makes him incredibly easy to deal with and the clients appreciate his advice all the more.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Joseph Curl QC - 9 Stone BuildingsHe simultaneously manages to be genuinely down-to-earth, while delivering a quality of analysis and courtroom performance worthy of the finest silks.

Leading Juniors

Giselle McGowan  - 9 Stone Buildings ‘Good communicator and very robust in court; quickly disseminates thoughts and involves team in discussions.

Ranked: Tier 5

Property litigation

Leading Juniors

Edward Denehan - 9 Stone BuildingsA charming and very likeable barrister who clients instantly warm to and subsequently ask for.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Brown - 9 Stone Buildings Tremendous knowledge, superb attention to detail, amazing ability to see through opponents' stories. He delivers a summing up without waffle but concise and to the point.
Ranked: Tier 5
Timothy Cowen - 9 Stone BuildingsParticularly well-regarded for land registration matters.
Ranked: Tier 5

Private client: trusts and probate

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsIs uniformly excellent across the board with client, in conference, on paper and on his feet in court. He exudes calm, is always well prepared and unlike many advocates he never falters.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: civil

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsResponsive, very knowledgeable and always gives pragmatic advice. Has an exceptionally sharp understanding of both the practical and legal aspects of running a fraud case - a true pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Insolvency, contentious trusts and probate, and property litigation are the core specialisms at Chancery set 9 Stone Buildings.



Clerks room – courteous and efficient

Alan Austin – senior clerk – very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with.

David is always helpful, generally prompt.

Very helpful and accommodating. A pleasure to deal with taking a lead from Alan Austin who is a great head clerk

Very helpful, extremely approachable, they always try their level best to accommodate an urgent request or offer alternative options.

Alan Austin and Jacob Price are excellent clerks, in particular.

Efficient clerks and no delays to requests and feedback.


9 Stone Buildings are a pleasure to deal with.

9 Stone Buildings provide an exceptional service.

Chambers have always been very accommodating. It is clear that they value relationships and will go that little bit further to try and keep all parties happy whilst maintaining a high level of service.

good – counsel at all levels always available

Good set, with insolvency specialists.

Pragmatic and practical.

Strong insolvency set.

The chambers are quick to respond and helpful when it comes to clarity on fees

Very helpful clerks who understand the issues and are able to respond rapidly to urgent applications and listing needs.

9 Stone Buildings is a commercial chancery set and one of the oldest established chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, with a history dating back to 1893. Although it has a proud tradition and heritage, it is a modern and progressive set committed to meeting the needs and expectations of all its clients with professionalism and integrity. Its members have a reputation for advocacy, knowledge and experience enabling it to provide clients with the highest standards of legal advice and representation in today’s fast-changing world.

The set: Many of its members are leaders in their respective fields of practice, regularly appearing in all levels of courts and tribunals both in the UK and overseas jurisdictions where some have established practices.

9 Stone Buildings provides comfortable facilities staffed by a friendly and helpful clerking team equipped with up-to-date technology. It additionally provides an extensive seminar programme on topical issues for which it is accredited by the Law Society to offer CPD hours. Chambers is conveniently located in Lincoln’s Inn.

In recent years the chambers have been joined by some notable established practitioners in line with Chambers’ policy of selective recruitment.

Types of work undertaken: All members undertake advocacy, drafting and advice in a broad range of matters. These include all types of contract and commercial dispute, including construction, as well as confidential information, passing off, covenants restricting business activity or employment, companies and partnership matters, minority rights, directors’ duties, internal disputes and mergers and acquisitions.

Claims to land, issues of title, boundary disputes, easements and rights of way are dealt with, together with landlord and tenant issues, including business, agricultural and residential tenancies, leasehold enfranchisement and housing. Law of commons and charities law are dealt with.

Corporate and personal insolvency are dealt with, as well as financial services matters, including investment transactions, investor protection, stock exchange matters, regulation, market abuse, insider dealing and market manipulation.

Trusts, settlements and wills are a particular specialism, as well as probate, administration of estates and family provision.

Banking, insurance, consumer credit and hire purchase are handled, as well as mortgages, guarantees and credit arrangements, fraud (including commercial fraud), conspiracy, mistake and constructive trusts. Injunctions and professional negligence are specialisms, as well as Court of Protection work, conflict of laws, judicial review and employment law.

Members undertake work in a variety of overseas locations, including Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland, France, Gibraltar, Asia, the Caribbean and the US.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Alan Austin
Junior clerk David Clayton
Junior clerk Jake Price
Junior clerk Ben Rinaldi
Head of Chambers DENEHAN, Edward (1981)
Member of Chambers SHAW QC, Peter (1995)
Member of Chambers JACOB, Isaac E (1963)
Member of Chambers MEARES, Nigel (1975)
Member of Chambers YOUNG, Martin (1984)
Member of Chambers COUNSELL, Lynne M (1986)
Member of Chambers SISLEY, Timothy (1989)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Philip (1991)
Member of Chambers RICHMAN, Helene Pines (1992)
Member of Chambers COWEN, Timothy (1993)
Member of Chambers BROMILOW, Daniel (1996)
Member of Chambers CURL, Joseph (2007)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Rory (2009)
Member of Chambers MACE, Andrew (1997)
Member of Chambers CALLARD, Graham (2001)
Member of Chambers McGOWAN, Giselle (2011)
Member of Chambers LINDSEY, Cecilia Xu (2012)
Member of Chambers FAITH, Julian (2013)
Member of Chambers COCKBURN, Thomas (2015)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Paul (2017)
Member of Chambers WANNAGAT, Nora (2018)
Member of Chambers SHIPLEY, Andrew (2017)
Overseas Member CRITELLI, Nicholas* (USA 1991)
Overseas Member LEVY QC, James* (Gibraltar 1972)
Overseas Member ASHTON, Dr Raymond* (Guernsey 1979)
Door Tenant DOYLE Louis* (1996)
Door Tenant FENNELL, Steven* (2014)
Academic Member KEAY, Professor Andrew
* Door tenants/Overseas Member
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 Daniel Bromilow  photo Daniel Bromilow Daniel Bromilow studied law at Robinson College, Cambridge and joined Chambers after…
 Phillip Brown  photo Phillip Brown Philip has a wide ranging commercial chancery practice which includes advocacy, drafting…
 Rory Brown  photo Rory Brown Rory has a commercial-chancery practice focusing on litigation in the following areas:…
 Graham Callard  photo Graham Callard Graham is a tax lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Graham…
 Thomas Cockburn  photo Thomas Cockburn
 Timothy Cowen photo Timothy Cowen
 Joseph Curl  photo Joseph Curl Joseph Curl specialises in commercial Chancery, with the emphasis on insolvency. He…
 Edward Denehan  photo Edward Denehan Edward’s practice is exclusively property based. It therefore includes real property, both…
 Isaac Jacob  photo Isaac Jacob Described by “The Lawyer” as one of the stars of the Chancery…
 Andrew Mace  photo Andrew Mace
 Giselle McGowan  photo Giselle McGowan Giselle McGowan has a commercial chancery practice with a particular emphasis on…
 Nigel Meares  photo Nigel Meares
 Helene Richman  photo Helene Richman Helene Pines Richman has specialised in private client, property law and related…
 Peter Shaw  photo Peter Shaw Mr Shaw was formerly a solicitor admitted in 1986. He has had…
 Andrew Shipley  photo Andrew Shipley
 Nora Wannagat  photo Nora Wannagat
 Paul Wright  photo Paul Wright
 Cecilia Xu Lindsey  photo Cecilia Xu Lindsey Barrister; Arbitrator
 Faith Young photo Faith Young
 Martin Young  photo Martin Young An experienced and versatile advocate and advisor with principle areas of practice…
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